Nokia has replaced BlackBerry as the handset supplier for soft drinks manufacturer Britvic, with employees being supplied with 800 Lumia 720 smartphones.
Britvic, which owns the Robinsons, Tango and J20 brands, said a key factor in moving was the ability to synchronise Lumia devices with Microsoft systems. John Armstrong, head of shared IT services at Britvic, said: 'We were looking for a business smartphone that could easily integrate with our existing Microsoft infrastructure. Nokia Lumia and the Windows Phone fit the bill perfectly, allowing our people to do much more than just check their email and make calls. The training Nokia offered our staff has meant they were quickly up and running with the devices, and Windows Phone 8 gives a consistent interface which is simpler to support.'
Adrian Williams, director of business sales UK at Nokia, said: 'We're delighted that Britvic has made the switch to Nokia Lumia. Combining sleek design with the most popular apps, it's easy to see why Nokia Lumia is the best business smartphone.'
Earlier this month, Lumia devices overtook sales of BlackBerry handsets for the first time, shipping 7.6 million during its second quarter compared to the Waterloo company's 6.8 million.
Author: Graeme Neill